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Svätopluk Mikyta

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Svätopluk Mikyta's works make reference to the political iconography of socialist mass movements and to the nationalist and religious symbols of Eastern Europe. By means of over-drawings and collage-like alienations he "doubles" their seductive aesthetic and exposes the political manipulation of images, the impact of which is still being felt today. Sometimes his interventions, with a pen and often with red paint, are scarcely perceptible, sometimes they are so refined that they give rise to something totally new in terms of both composition and theme. Mikyta usually produces cycles of works which are intended to be hung in groups and conjure up associations with history and personal stories due to their open-ended correlations. Select solo shows include: Ornamentiana, Fait Gallery, Brno, CZ, 2016; Export Import |commodification, DIVUS, London, UK, 2016; Memory Cracks, annex14 -Raum für aktuelle Kunst, Zürich, CH, 2014; Anticrystals, LETO Gallery, Warsaw, PL, 2013; Orange Human, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest, HU, 2012; The colours moving, The Goma, Madrid, ES, 2012. Selected group shows Slovak State in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Bratislava, SK, 2016; Moving Image Department, 2nd Chapter: The Eclipse of an Innocent Eye, National Gallery, Trade Fair Palace, Prague, CZ, 2015; Turning points, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, HU, 2014.

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